Well the big news in Melbourne has been the controversy over Hannah and Savannah not being allowed to come to their Ivanhoe Grammar school formal. The schools policy is that only boy/girl couples are allowed to the formal with the declared policy of promoting "gender balanced social experience".
Couple of interesting asides
1) MLC, (Methodist Ladies College) another top private girls school already allows girl, couple, single girls and groups to go to the school formal
2) The parents of both girls are strongly supportive of their situation and it seems as if there is legal action against the school over it's discrimination.
The stories and the public comments offer a background to discussion